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06-05-2010 03:43 AM

Blast Gate Operating Arms - Help Please - 4 replies

I’m about to move into my newly constructed shop and need some advice. My cyclone dust collection system will be located in the “crawl” space below the shop thus the ducts will come to most machines from holes cut in the shop floor. I plan to have separate gates for each tool to improve efficiency of the system. Aside fro...

01-31-2010 06:27 PM

New Shop From the Ground Up - Two Questions - 20 replies

Fellow dusty people, As some know, my skill set easily floats around in my current shop by my ego barely fits in. And, since my bride has banished me from using the interior door to the shop (its locked and taped shut to keep at least some of the dust out of ‘her’ house – what’s wrong with dust?) requiring that I exit the house and enter the ...

02-14-2009 06:26 AM

Shop Layout Advice/Resources/Help - 8 replies

Jocks, I wasn’t sure where to put this question so decided this forum was as good as any. Some may know that my current shop space exceeds my skill set but falls short of my ego. I now have the opportunity for a major expansion into the area under my 3 car garage – about 960SF of clear space. As with many things in life, a l...

12-28-2008 10:42 PM

Wiring Diagram for Delta Motor 912058 (now A18569) - 1 reply

Fellow dusty people, do any of you have the wiring diagram for this Delta motor? It is a 110/220V single phase but I’m not sure the person who initially made the wire connections between the motor and switch did so properly. I don’t want to plug it in without checking. The wires coming from the motor itself are individually numbered....

12-26-2008 01:22 AM

8" Jointers: Powermatic 60B vs Delta 37-365X - 10 replies

I was very lucky yesterday and today I have two, that’s TWO, new 8” jointers sitting in my garage. I plan to keep one and sell the other. I’ve read the manufactuer’s specs as well as Amazon reviews but would like to hear from my LJ pals. I’d appreciate any input you may have from direct experience or trusted referen...

02-24-2008 03:05 PM

Dad's Tools - Emmert Vise - 18 replies

For as long as I can remember my Dad had an Emmert turtleback vise on his bench (the one he build before my siblings were born). We just completed the probate-court-mandated-mediation over distribution of his estate and neither my brother (the guy who builds custom houses for a living) nor me (who putters in his shop with some of Dad’s old...

09-01-2007 03:57 AM

Remote Indicator for Vacuum System - 2 replies

Dusty Friends, My dust collector motor and bag are remote from my shop. This is nice for noise and ease of cleaning as well as freeing up “needed” space. The problem: I forget that I’ve turned it on and it runs for hours. Going back downstairs after my lovely bride asks “did you leave that thing on again?” is get...

03-21-2007 04:34 AM

Dust Collection Operating Indicator - Help Please - 13 replies

Hi fellow dusty people. I’m reasonably happy with my dust collection system which is 4”, grounded PVC piped to various gated drops around the shop connected to a Grizzly 220V 2HP vac with a cyclone just before the “stuff” hits the impeller. Its controlled by a wireless remote from Woodcraft. The problem is the vac is l...

02-14-2007 02:59 AM

Wood for Cutting Boards - 12 replies

Fellow Dusty People, I’m making some cutting boards and having fairly good luck with hard maple, walnut, purple heart and padauk. My next goal is to try some other contrasting woods in various patterns. Anyone have suggestions as to which species I should consider. I know to avoid the open grains and of course want to avoid something th...

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